Resignation saga continues in Cong; after Deora, Scindia resigns as AICC general secretary

Resignation saga continues in Cong; after Deora, Scindia resigns as AICC general secretary

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New Delhi, Jul 7: Continuing the spree of resignations after Congress president Rahul Gandhi stepped down from the top post taking responsibility for the loss in Lok Sabha polls, the latest to follow suit is party's national general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (West) Jyotiraditya Scindia.

"Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri Rahul Gandhi. I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party", Mr Scindia tweeted.

Mr Scindia's resignation comes hours after Milind Deora resigned from the post of Mumbai Congress chief, and the latter indicated that he may move to a role at the national level.

Mr Scindia's name, along with Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and Mr Deora, had cropped up in the discussion to find a suitable person as Congress president.

Mr Scindia had lost to BJP candidate KP Yadav in his traditional Guna seat in Madhya Pradesh by a margin of 1,25,549 votes in the Lok Sabha elections.

Just after the dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls, several Congress leaders including head of party's RTI, legal and human rights department cells, Vivek Tankha, AICC general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Deepak Babaria, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and AICC in-charge of Assam Harish Rawat had resigned from their posts.

Earlier in the day, Mr Deora announced his resignation from the post of Mumbai Congress chief and hinted that he may take up an important role at the party's national level.

"I had accepted MRCC presidentship in the interest of uniting the party. I felt I should also resign after meeting Rahul Gandhi. I suggested a panel and am being consulted by leaders to identity names. I look forward to playing a national role to help stabilise the party. Needless to say, I will continue to guide and unite Mumbai Congress” said Mr. Deora in a statement issued by his office.  (UNI)